When applying for available grants, you must be creative with your application and make your idea stand out amongst the others. Open grants change often so make sure to check back once in a while to ensure you don’t miss an opportunity.
Go to the U.S. government grant website, Grants.gov. Search for the type of grant you are looking for. Open grants are constantly changing. If you cannot find a grant to fit your needs, check back in a few weeks. If you are unclear on how to use the search function, the government website has created a tutorial for you. Use the advanced search function. This will allow you to limit your search to agricultural and transportation grants that are available.
Read the specific criteria to apply for the grant chosen. Some grants require you to either complete certain criteria or be involved in the industry. Make sure you are qualified to apply for this grant. Don’t apply for grants you are not eligible for. They will overlook your application and move on to someone who is qualified.
Register on the site. You must register to complete grant applications.Download a grant application package. After clicking on the "Apply for Grants" link, you can download this package.
Complete the grant application package. You cannot submit your application until every field on the form is completed. Use your creativity to make your application stand out. If you have questions about filling out this application, the grant website has a helpful FAQ section.
Save and submit your package. After you complete all your information in the package, clicking "Save and Submit" will automatically upload your application to the website.
Write down your tracking number. This number will be displayed after your application has successfully been submitted to the website. This will be used to track the progress of your application.
Check the status of your application. You can go back to the grant website and enter your tracking number to view the status of your completed application.